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openSUSE:People of openSUSE GSoC Special

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There are several projects, which participate in Google´s Summer of Code 2011[1]. openSUSE mentors 16 projects. We, the people of openSUSE team want to give you a view into our 16 projects and want to show you the guys behind our GSoC contributions.

In the next days, I (Kim) will create a special question sheet which offers besides the normal questions some special questions for our 16 coders.

Then we will publish some interviews as usual and will introduce some of the contributors and their projects to you. We can´t promise that we can interview all people, but we will give our best to interview as many people as possible.

The interviews will appear on and of course here as a link to our news site.

I really look forward to our contributors and project in the 2011 GSoC!

Here you get the questions:




Favorite season:


  Please introduce yourself!

  Tell us about the background to your computer use.

When and why did you start using openSUSE/SUSE Linux?

When did you join the openSUSE community and what made you do that?

  In what way do you participate in the openSUSE project?

  What especially motivates you to participate in the openSUSE project?

  Tell us about your GSoC project?

  When do you usually spend time on the openSUSE project?

  Three words to describe openSUSE? Or make up a proper slogan!

  What do you think is missing or underrated in the distribution or the project?

  What do you think the future holds for the openSUSE project? And your future at the project?

  A person asks you why he/she should choose openSUSE instead of other distribution/OS. What would be your arguments to convince him/her to pick up openSUSE?

  Which members of the openSUSE community have you met in person?

  How many icons are currently on your desktop?

  What is the application you can’t live without? And why?

  Which application or feature should be invented as soon as possible?

  Which is your preferred text editor? And why?

Which famous person would you want to join the openSUSE community?

  Which computer related skills would you like to have?

  The Internet crashes for a whole week — how would you feel, what would you do?

  Which is your favorite movie scene?

  Star Trek or Star Wars?

  What is your favorite food and drink?

  Favorite game or console (in your childhood and nowadays)?

  Which city would you like to visit?

  What is your preferred way to spend your vacation?

  Image you would win the GSoC! What would you do? Would you stay with openSUSE?

  If traveling through time was possible — when would we be most likely to meet you?

  There’s a thunderstorm outside — do you turn off your computer?

  Have your ever missed an appointment because you forgot about it while sitting at your computer?

  Show us a picture of something, you have always wanted to share!

  You couldn’t live without…

  Which question was the hardest to answer?

  What other question would you like to answer? And what would you answer?